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National Youth Leadership Training logoWhat is Big Horn National Youth Leadership Training?

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

The Big Horn NYLT Course is leadership training experience sponsored by the Dener Area Council and held annually at Tahosa High Adventure Base near Ward, Colorado.  The training is conducted by highly qualified youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors.

The course models a month in the life of a unit. The training consists of six days of Scout activities culiminating on the in an overnight outpost camp.

Download the Big Horn NYLT flyer...

For more information please contact or email Greg Luer or 303.904.9077.

Who Should Attend Big Horn NYLT?

Any Scout wishing to perfect their leadership skills. These will help in troop and crew life situations.

Are There Opportunities to Serve on Staff?

Yes! Here's a link for those who would like to serve on staff, Big Horn NYLT Staff Registration.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to attend an NYLT course, a youth must have the following qualifications by the beginning of the course:

Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts

  • must be 13 years of age and have not reached their 18th birthday
  • must be at lease a First Class Scout
  • must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
  • must have the recommendation of their Scoutmaster

Venturer:

  • must be at least 14 years old
  • must have completed Crew Officer Orientation
  • must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews
  • must have the recommendation of the Crew Advisor
  • It is advised that Venturers over the age of 18 should consider taking the Wood Badge for the 21st Century leadership course in place of Big Horn NYLT.

He or she must agree to spend the entire scheduled week participating in the Big Horn National Youth Leadership Training Course.

He or she should have held a leadership position in his or her unit, if possible, or be considering a position in the near future.

The Scout should be an experienced camper with good camping, hiking and outdoor cooking skills.

Required Parent/Participant Orientation Dates (Need to attend one)

  • Big Horn Orientation - Wednesday, May 7, 2014; 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Big Horn Orientation - Wednesday, May 14, 2014; 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Big Horn Orientation - Saturday, June 7, 2014; 9:00am - 12:00pm

All orientation meetings will be held at the Denver Area Council, 10455 W 6th Avenue, Denver, CO 80215.

Health Forms - Do Not Mail Them To The Council Office

Health forms are a requirement for Big Horn participants and all staff members. Please download your BSA Health Form (Parts A, B, and C), the Parent Authorization and Immunization Form (Scouts only) and the OTC Med Form. Please mail all completed health forms to the following people asssociated with each week.  

Week 1 - Greg Holt
                 2875 S Wabash Ave
                 Denver, Co 80231
                 303-369-9934

Week 2 - Bill Thompson
                 1388 Meyerwood Ln
                 Highlands Ranch, CO 80229
                 303-346-1961

Week 3 - John Flanagan
                 4770 S Catawba St
                 Aurora, CO 80016
                 303-284-7772 or  720-878-8004
                   
Week 4 - Jenny Moncier
                 22300 Quail Run Way
                 Parker, CO 80138
                 720-851-8280

Week 5 - Colette Kinnard
                 9784 Marshall Way
                 Westminster, CO 80021
                 303-570-9372

Cost

One week in the beautiful mountains at Tahosa Camp is $275.00 per registrant.

2014 Big Horn NYLT Dates - All Sessions are full at this time. We are no longer accepting waitlist candidates.

Click on desired week to register:

Scoutmasters for Big Horn NYLT 2014

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